A very Merry Christmas to everyone!

This is the day Christians commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, God incarnate, by the Virgin Mary. This year God has given us a truly beautiful, sunny Christmas Eve; everything freshly washed with a gentle overnight rain.

Christmas was celebrated for the first time on December 25th, in the year 336, during the reign of the Roman Emperor Constantine, the first Christian Roman emperor.

In 1870, by an Act of Congress signed into law by Ulysses S. Grant, it became a national holiday. No doubt Grant, and the whole nation, felt it proper to thank God by honoring the birth of Christ, as Savior of the world for all time - following the end of America's bloodiest war, our Civil War. It is seen as especially appropriate because Jesus, among Christians, is acknowledged as the Prince of Peace, in a nation founded upon Judeo-Christian principles.

So, again, Merry Christmas and peace to all men of good will.


I wish we could start the new year on a positive note in national politics, but the ugliest headline on DRUDGE this morning is "House committee raises prospect of more impeachment articles...." Just the thought of more impeachment efforts by Democrats stops me cold. I'm beginning to believe our nation is well into the beginnings of a second Civil War. The Democratic Party, Democratic House of Representatives, and the Democratic media, have challenged the Republican Party by depriving Republican President Donald Trump wholesale due process in equal protection under the law.

I won't itemize these violations; it's enough to see that the President has not received his Constitutional rights as stipulated in the 14th Amendment of our Constitution. A basic fairness he is deprived of here is the fact that Democrats refused to send the dispute about whether there is sufficient criminal evidence to impeach the President. This should have been given to the Supreme Court to decide. That would have determined the issue forever, and spared the country even more grief, time, and money.

This is a very bad start for America entering 2020.

But this shouldn't stop us from wishing each other a happy, holy, and peaceful Christmas.